UF GI-BMP – English (ONSITE)
The Green Industries BMP (GI-BMP) class teaches environmentally responsible landscaping practices that help protect and conserve Florida’s ground and surface waters and natural resources.This training provides professionals and the general public with a basic understanding of state and local fertilizer regulations.
Certifications will be provided to successful students from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).
The University of Florida IFAS GI-BMP Website posted that…
“A GI-BMP training certificate is required by Florida law for fertilizer applicators to get their Limited Fertilizer Applicator Certification (LF license), and is useful for all lawn-care, landscape and pest control workers, landscape designers, government staff, property managers, and others.
The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training teaches science-based, environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s water.
A passing score (75%) is needed to get a Training Certificate. In-person and Zoom classes offer CEUs for FDACS pesticide and fertilizer licenses.”
Tampa Bay Training specializes in providing In-Person/Onsite training for our clients anywhere within the State of Florida.
Recommended for the following professionals:
- Landscape Maintenance Personnel
- Fertilizer Applicators
- Local agency maintenance workers
- Local agency parks personnel
- Public Works employees
- Leisure Services Department Staff
- Utility Employees
- Golf Course Employees
Requirements and Schedule
Tampa Bay Training specializes at providing In-Person/Onsite training to our clients anywhere in the State of Florida. We do require a minimum of 10 persons registered for the Green Industries Best Management Practices class to be held at your location.
Classes can be scheduled by calling our offices at 813.420.5891. Our administrative staff will send you an estimate within 24 hours and will assist in scheduling your class.
6-8 Hrs held In-Person/Onsite at your location over one day.
WHAT ARE GREEN INDUSTRIES BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES?
The below can be found at https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ffl-and-you/gi-bmp-program/
GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters and natural resources. This science-based educational program for Green Industry professionals is brought to you by the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
WHERE CAN I FIND GI-BMP TRAINING?
Training classes in English and Spanish are held at Extension offices and other locations around the state, and online using Zoom. Self-paced training is offered online and on DVD.
IS GI-BMP TRAINING MANDATORY?
Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a Limited Certification from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) (s. 482.1562, F.S.).
To get this certification, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Local ordinances may require that non-commercial fertilizer applicators also be trained.